17 responses to “Best WordPress plug ins for writers”

  1. Susan Weiner

    Thanks, Michelle!

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  3. Stacey Abler

    Thanks for the links. There are some of this list that are new to me. Off to check off LinkWithin and Published Articles Since Last Visit.

  4. Haley

    Great list — I’m a recent convert to WordPress from Blogger, so it’s interesting learning about the many plug-ins out there. I especially like the Published Articles Since Last Visit one.

  5. issty

    Thanks, for the helpful info and encouragement. I’ll keep watching your posts to keep on learning!

  6. Jane Boursaw

    These are great, Michelle. Some other favorites I’m loving right now:

    Comment Luv – Commenters have the option of including the last blog post they wrote at the end of their comment.

    Apture – Too many cool things to list here, but to summarize, it keeps readers on your site longer in a variety of ways.

    Related Posts – Lists related posts from your blog at the bottom of each post.

    Amazon Feed- Lists a number (that you specify) of related Amazon items at the bottom of your posts, with your affiliate ID embedded (great for me, since I deal with movies and TV shows).

    TweetMeme – Puts a “tweet” button on your posts, to make it easy for readers to tweet or re-tweet.

    Basic Facebook Social Plugins – Adds a “like” button at the bottom of each post.

    BackType – Brings in comments from other social networks and adds them to your blog posts, either date-stamped and mixed in with the other comments or listed separately at the bottom. So for instance, if someone is commenting on your post/link on Twitter, it’ll list that in your comments section. Still working with this, but like it so far.

    Advertisement Management – Offers easy options to add affiliate ad codes in specific places on your blog, i.e. at the bottom of posts, in your footer, above your header, etc.

    Let me know if anyone has questions on any of these. You can check them out at http://www.filmgecko.net.

    Jane
    jane@filmgecko.net

  7. Lisa Palmer

    Great tips! I’m transforming my website to a WordPress site and I’ll use these for sure.

    Lisa

  8. Briana Malmstrom

    This is EXACTLY the info I was looking for tonight, as I sit designing my personal WP website (finally!). This little writer has been lax i getting my act together for my own site. I’m looking forward to trying these out! Just posted this on my company’s FB page, a brilliant resource. I use Akismet and LinkWithin, both very handy. Also mentioned were Comment Luv and Tweetmeme, both excellent, also.

    I recently put together a comprehensive list of security, optimization, and usability tips and hacks (many advanced) for WP users. It’s 90+ so I won’t paste the sources, too long. Feel free to drop by for a peek, I hope they help!
    http://www.roughridecreations.com/blog/2010/11/essential-wordpress-installation-optimization-security-resources/

  9. Youmi Z

    Thanks to Jane Boursaw, I found what I was looking for in
    Amazon Feed Lists.

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  12. micky

    I would also highly recommend the Wp-Greet Box. Great way to get your readers to subscribe/tweet/upvote on Digg/etc. I want to thank you for yet another wonderful article. I am always on the look-out for great WordPress tips to recommend to my own readers. Thanks for taking the time to write this article.I have many of these installed for my own blog. It’s exactly what I was looking for. Truly great post.

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  14. Laura

    Most of these are SEO plugins, not many at all are actually for writers. Not what I was looking for. But, interesting to note that people think this is what writing is now.

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